Practical and Friendly Courses

Australia's nationally recognised towing course

The Tow-Ed course is a Practical and Safe way to give you the Confidence and skills to travel safely.

Tow-Ed is able to conduct towing courses for individuals or Groups. Venues available across Australia.

Group courses with only a maximum of 3 vehicles per instructor.

  • Full Day Practical On Road Towing Course $645  Course fee covers 1 vehicle (maximum 2 participants in the same vehicle) and includes the "Australian Guide to Towing" glove box edition & "Practical Guide to Modern Towing" DVD.    

        Scheduled courses are conducted throughout the year and run at a number of venues.
        Max 3 vehicles per instructor.
        Includes one day training for up to 2 people in one vehicle.
        8:30am - 4:30pm.

  • Full Day Practical Off-Road Towing Course - Course fee covers 1 vehicle (maximum 2 participants in the same vehicle)   and includes the "Australian Guide to Towing" glove box edition & "Practical Guide to Modern Towing" DVD.

        Scheduled courses are conducted throughout the year and run at a number of venues. 
        Max 3 vehicles per instructor.
        Includes one day training for up to 2 people in one vehicle.
        8:30am - 4:30pm.
        Specifically designed for off road trailers and conditions.
        Lithgow venue. Other venues available as a Private course.

        We recommend that a basic 4WD course has been attended before booking this course.

  • Groups and Corporations

        Can be conducted on any day to suit your organisation.
        Tow-Ed can also come to your site to conduct training.
        Low Risk (defensive) Driver Training is also available.   

Private Courses with the instuctor all to you and your partner

  • PRIVATE On Road Towing Course -$995 for 2 trainees including Australian Guide to Towing Glove box Edition & Practical Guide to Towing DVD.

        Includes one day one-on-one training.
        Private courses for individuals can be conducted on any day at a number of venues subject to availability.

  • PRIVATE Off Road Towing Course -$680 special price for 2 trainees including Australian Guide to Towing Glove box Edition & Practical Guide to Towing DVD.

        One day one-on-one training. We recommend that a 4WD course has been attended before booking this course.
        Private courses for individuals can be conducted on any day at a number of venues subject to availability.

  • PRIVATE 5th Wheeler Towing Course- $680 special price for 2 trainees including Australian Guide to Towing Glove box Edition & Practical Guide to Towing DVD.

        Includes one day one-on-one training.
        Private courses for individuals can be conducted on any day at a number of venues subject to availability.

Our courses are conducted at a variety of venues to cover both on and off highway situations. Please contact Tow-Ed to discuss your requirements.

 Don't have your Caravan yet but still want to do the course?
We can organise a loan van for the day at some venues for a cost of just $150. Just give us a call to discuss your needs.


Boat Towing


National Code: AURTGA001 Drive and manoeuvre trailers

Course Currency Status: Current

Duration: 1 day plus time for pre-reading & pre-course questionnaire

Mode of delivery: Blended learning (Pre-learning & face to face)

Term & Conditions

In these Terms and Conditions of Use a reference to Getabout means Getabout 4WD Adventures Pty Limited ABN 92 073 103 456 trading as Getabout Training Services and any of its subsidiaries from time to time.

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If a tour /training participant fails to join or joins in after departure, or leaves it prior to completion, no refunds can be made. No refunds will be made in respect of any part of the activity including food, excursions, accommodation, etc., that are not used or undertaken.

6. Insurance
Getabout and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. We strongly recommend all intending tour participants consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.

7. Cancellation Fees: 
Bookings cancelled more than 45 days prior to commencement of a training session are fully refunded less the cost of materials supplied and postage.

·         Cancellations:

·         More than 5 days = deposit forfeited

·         Less than 5 days = 100% of course cost

·         Transfer to new date:

·         More than 5 days – no charge

·         Less than 5 days - $50

·         Certificate Reprint fee applies: $25 

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9. General Conditions
As these tours & Training may operate in remote areas, Getabout (hereinafter called the operator), reserves the right to alter, and/or cancel any section and/or parts of the itinerary which may result from road, weather or any other conditions of an operational nature. Whilst every endeavour will be made to keep the arrival/departure times given in the itinerary, no guarantee will be made that these will be kept. The operator will not be liable for any costs incurred through failure to connect with any other service. Any personal expenses incurred by the participant as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of any activity whether caused by weather conditions, mechanical defects or any other causes are the responsibility of the participant.

The operator shall not in any circumstance be held liable or accept responsibility for any loss, acts, omissions, defaults, accident, misdeception, delay, failure or expense on the part of the transport companies, hotel/motel contractors and the like who may provide you with services and facilities at the request of the operator.

In the result of break down or other unforeseen circumstances, the operator has the right to substitute vehicle, vessel or alternative transportation and/or accommodation other than those advertised at any time.

The highlights excursions and itineraries as set out will be adhered to where possible. The operator and the staff or his agent in charge of the Tour/Training , may make alterations to the itineraries and excursions highlights as they deem fit. Information contained here is correct to the best of the operator’s knowledge, and the operator is not liable for inaccuracies herein, or weather conditions that may influence the limits of your tour and the enjoyment of your tour.

If for any reason the itinerary is altered and/or different itinerary offered, no refund is payable by the operator.

The operator reserves the right without payment or compensation, and whether before or after the commencement of travel, to exclude any participant if that participant may appear likely to endanger the health or safety or to impair the comfort of other participants and may be asked to leave the activity immediately should he/she commit any illegal act.

10. Liability
The operator and/or its employees accepts no responsibilities, nor is liable for any act of omission whatsoever (whether inside or outside their control or by neglect or otherwise) for any booking, contract, travel, accommodation or tours/safaris which may result in any loss, damage, accident, detention, diversion or theft in regard to luggage or personal belongings, and will be exempt from liability in respect of direct or indirect or consequential loss or damage, death, injury, sickness, irregularity, delay liability and additional expenses, or inconvenience or any other event beyond its control including accident or failure to machinery or equipment, accommodations, transportation or other services, or any acts of God, dangers incident to the sea, fire, acts of government or other authorities, delays, strikes or cancellation of changes in itinerary or schedules whatsoever, howsoever by whosoever caused.

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1) You provide prior permission, or
2) Getabout is required to submit information to a lawful authority to satisfy legal requirements.

Getabout is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of consumers. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for consumers, and in particular, ensure that children's information is protected.

In general, our service automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to each site, page and service. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our consumers use parts of the sites and services, so we can improve our sites and services to ensure they continue to be appealing and useful for you. We do not collect personally identifiable information and we do not combine information collected with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or your e-mail or screen name. We may also provide statistical ratings information, never information about you personally, to our business customers and partners. We do this so that they can understand how much people use the sites and services so that they can provide you with the best possible Web experience as well.

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We do not disclose information about your individual visits or personally identifiable information that you may give us to any outside companies. But as we mention above, we may share statistical ratings information about the use of Getabout sites and services, and where we are required to do so by law.

Getabout takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children using our services. We do not specifically collect information about children and believe that children should have parental consent before giving out any personal information. We encourage parents to participate in their children's Web experience. We believe that parents should avail themselves of Web filtering technology to supervise their children's access to the Web.

In the event that we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so that you will always have access to the latest version of the privacy policy and you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

12. Security Info

Your Information is Secure with Getabout
All credit card information is handled with the utmost security and will never be released to any other organization under any circumstances.
Getabout provides a secure payment system.
Booking Payments submitted to us online use a 128 bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection.
Your credit card data will be encrypted at all times whilst in transit over the Internet.
You should see a solid yellow padlock in their browser status bar which indicates that the encryption is taking place.
Your credit card number is removed from our online server immediately after verification of your payment details.
If you are still unsure about sending your details via the web we also accept fax orders.
Credit card payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, American Express (2% surcharge applies to Amex payments)

13. Enrolment Statement

Whilst studying, you will be enrolled with Getabout Training Services, RTO 90547 which will be responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided and for the issuing of statement of attainments for the units of competency on its scope.

Whilst studying with Getabout Training Services all of its terms and conditions will apply:

·  Students can contact either Getabout Training Services or Tow-Ed at any time during working hours

·  As needed, students have public access to Policy, Procedures and submission forms for student

·  “Complaints and Appeals” can be submitted to Getabout Training Services or Tow-Ed

·  Students will receive communication as soon as practicable where there are any changes to:

o Agreed services

o Training/assessment relationship between Getabout Training Services & Tow-Ed

o Change of ownership

·  Student rights in the event that either Getabout Training Services or Tow-Ed closes or ceases to deliver any part of the training product that the student is enrolled in

·  Students will be informed of all relevant fee information prior to enrolment, including payment terms and conditions, including deposits and refunds

·  The student’s rights to obtain a refund for services not provided by either Getabout Training Services or Tow-Ed in the event the arrangement is terminated early by the provider/s or have failed to provide the agreed services

For comprehensive details of all critical aspects, ensure that you have read and understood Getabout Training Services’ Student Handbook and accompanying policies before enrolment. Details available at: